Hello everyone! It’s that time of the week again! Top Ten Tuesday is a book meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Basically, you get a different bookish topic every Tuesday, and you comprise a list of ten (or however many you’re able to list) relating to said topic.
This week’s topic is “Ten books you’d buy if someone handed you a fully-loaded gift card.” The topic is almost torturous; the situation is one I can only fantasize about. I mean, my friends and family are awesome when it comes to gifts but what I wouldn’t do for a fully loaded gift card. I’d walk into a bookstore and just empty the shelves into my basket. But since I’m limited to ten choices, here they are:
The G0ldfinch by Donna Tartt
I’ve read this book, and it wasn’t my favorite of Tartt’s works but it was one of the first literary fiction books that I flew through. The writing was beautiful, the characters were great and just look at that cover. I’d display it proudly on my shelves.
With Malice by Eileen Cook
This is another one that I’ve read, but I don’t own a copy. I read and reviewed an eARC I obtained via Netgalley, but the cover is stunning and I loved the story so I’m just waiting to get my hands on a hard copy.
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
I’ve heard nothing but fantastic things about this novel, and usually with adult books, I buy the eBook first. The physical copies are expensive and they take me longer to read as well, but I have a feeling I’ll love this book, so I’ll probably just go for the physical copy.
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
I don’t think I’ve heard a single bad thing about this novel, to be honest. And I think I’m going to stop repeating the “ooh the cover is so beautiful” thing right about now, because let’s be honest: most of these books are on the list because I’ve heard good things, and the cover is nothing short of beautiful.
Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin
I already own the Walled City by this author, and I know Wolf by Wolf is far more hyped and has better reviews, but I’m waiting to read the book I already own to get my hands on this. But I have a strong feeling that I’ll really enjoy this one since I’m a big fan of AU’s, and if someone gave me the money, I’d go out and buy it right now.
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
I know this book is massive. I also know this book is depressing. And I also know that despite there being a person on the cover, this book is kind of beautiful. So a huge, beautiful, depressing book? Hell yes.
Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
Palahniuk is an author I’ve been wanting to get to for a couple of years – yes, years – now, but I’ve just never had the pleasure. I obviously want to start with his most renowned work. I know so many people who have this novel on their ‘favorites’ list, and since I haven’t seen the movie, I’m looking forward to being surprised.
Passenger by Alexandra Bracken
This book is freaking beautiful. But the only reason I haven’t bought it yet is because I have yet to read her the Darkest Minds series, even though I own the first book.
Summer Days and Summer Nights, edited by Stephanie Perkins
The Christmas edition edited by Stephanie Perkins wasn’t my favorite book ever, but I greatly enjoyed the seasonal short stories by well-known authors. This edition has some of my auto-buy authors as contributors: Libba Bray and Leigh Bardugo being two.
The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
I’m not even going to try and explain why this one is on the list. HAVE YOU SEEN THE COVER?! *swoons*